Servicemaster Clean Named To 2011 Military Friendly Franchise List

Friday, November 11, 2011

Commits to Hire 500 Additional Veterans by 2014

On the day that we give thanks to all those veterans who have served our country ServiceMaster Clean, a ServiceMaster company, announced that G.I. Jobs Magazine ranked it and its sister companies, AmeriSpec and Furniture Medic, in the top 10 percent of all franchise businesses nationwide for veterans. All were also named 2011 Military Friendly Franchises.

ServiceMaster Clean, AmeriSpec and Furniture Medic hold market-leading positions in residential and commercial cleaning, disaster restoration, home inspections and furniture repair. Combined the brands have more than 4500 global franchise and licensed locations.

"The Military Friendly Franchises list was created three years ago out of demand from military veterans, many of whom want to start or own their own business but are unclear where to begin," said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs magazine. "Being selected as a Military Friendly Franchise places ServiceMaster Clean in this elite group, and is testimony to ServiceMaster Clean's world class programs and policies that support military veterans interested in franchise opportunities".

As part of its participation in the International Franchise Association's (IFA) "Operation Enduring Opportunity," ServiceMaster Franchise Services Group has also announced a commitment to hire 500 veterans by 2014. ServiceMaster's corporate owned locations employ approximately 660 veterans today. Operation Enduring Opportunity is a campaign which includes the industry's more than 825,000 franchise establishments, which support nearly 18 million jobs, to hire and recruit 75,000 veterans and 5,000 wounded warriors by 2014. The announcement, made today, by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of the White House Joining Forces Initiative, represents the largest industry veteran hiring commitment to date.

ServiceMaster Clean offers service members a 15 percent discount off the franchise fee, allowing veterans to use their training and operational skills in a new civilian career. The company also has an in-house financing company that finances 80 percent of the franchise fee and equipment for those who qualify. Visit ServiceMaster Clean at www.ownafranchise.com for details.

The full list of Military Friendly Franchises is published by G.I. Jobs Magazine, and on www.MilitaryFranchising.com , a web tool that helps veterans decide which franchise to choose. Additional resources are posted on the Military Friendly Franchises(R) Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MilitaryFranchising About ServiceMaster Clean With more than 4,000 franchise and licensed locations around the world, ServiceMaster Clean serves customers through a global network of franchises that provide cleaning and restoration resulting from damage caused by water or fire, janitorial services, commercial carpet cleaning, hard surface floor care and residential carpet and upholstery cleaning. Visit our website at www.servicemasterclean.com or www.ownafranchise.com .

About ServiceMaster With a global network of more than 6,900 company-owned, franchise and licensed locations, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company's high profile brands are TruGreen, Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 22,000 corporate employees and a franchise network that independently employs over 31,000 additional people, the ServiceMaster family of brands serves more than 8.2 million customers every year and hold market-leading positions in residential and commercial lawn, tree and shrub care, termite and pest control, home warranties, furniture repair, home inspections, residential and commercial cleaning and disaster restoration. Go to www.servicemaster.com or twitter.com/ServiceMaster for more information about ServiceMaster.

For further information contact: Chris Curran 901.619.9056 Chris.Curran@ServiceMaster.com

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